The alchemist knew the legend of Narcissus, a young child who knelt daily beside a lake to contemplate his own beauty. People today still practice alchemy, but modern alchemists primarily seek spiritual transformation, and base their studies on philosophy.
She would, or tried to decide someones fate, or destiny. Some of my problems with the book are I think because I am of an age when I have already done my own thinking about the issues it raises. Author: Brandon Johnson.
However, before she tells him anything, she makes him promise that he will give her one-tenth if he finds his treasure.
At that very spot were he fell in a flower grew, which was called the Narcissus. It is a fable, a folktale and a fairytale. Alchemists and metal-smiths used similar techniques as well, but alchemists often saw themselves as trying to speed up or perfect the workings of nature.
Thursday, 13 December The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. Historical gypsies, or true Romany, tended to go from door to door selling pegs and fortune telling.
No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way.